Duhan van der Merwe insists he "can't believe his luck" after scoring the first-ever Scotland hat-trick against England.

Gregor Townsend's men retained the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield as they ran out 30-21 winners against the visitors.

Scotland’s fourth win in a row over England equalled their best-ever record in the fixture, which had stood since 1973, and Van der Merwe was delighted to be a part of it.

Speaking to BBC, he said: "I can't believe it to be honest, I have never scored a hat trick against England but I have to thank the boys for giving me the opportunity. 

"I must be waking up and feeling like scoring tries. I guess I am just the lucky one to finish them off. 

"We had a really good first phase, there was a lot of space open and I knew Finn [Russell] was going to kick it to me.

"Lucky for me it bounced in my hands and to get my first hat-trick against England is unbelievable."

The result keeps Scotland's Six Nations dream alive as they look to win the championship for the first time.

And co-captain Finn Russell, who was at his clinical best in the fixture, says the team have their feet firmly on the ground.

Russell added: "It is great for us to be the team that have achieved a few records. We have had a lot of good results but there is still a long way to go.

"We are not getting too ahead of ourselves but it has been a long time coming some would say. 

"I think we had a really professional week building up to this game. The professionalism of everyone was brilliant and we managed to beat a really good England side today. 

"If we do manage to go to Italy and get a win we will be looking back at the France game pretty frustrated but that is sport and these things happen. 

"We just had to do our job today looking ahead to Italy in a few weeks time where we'll look to do a professional job again."